Fairfield Museum Announces IMAGES 2021 Photo Show Winners

FAIRFIELD, CT – The Fairfield Museum and History Center is thrilled to announce the winners of IMAGES 2021, Thirteenth Annual Juried Photography Show. The 39 photographs, (listed below) out of nearly 500 overall entries were selected by a professional jury to be displayed at the Museum. The exhibition of winning photographs is open to the public from April 17 through June 6 and can be viewed in the Museum’s Jacky Durell Meeting Hall.  

Grand prize winners in both the Professional/Serious Amateur and Student categories were announced by this year’s jury - Camille Seaman (IMAGES 2021 Featured Photographer), Brad Smith, and Moya McAllister - on Friday evening, April 16 during the Museum’s IMAGES 2021 Virtual Preview Party.  

Congratulations to this year’s Grand Prize Winners -  Carolina Wren by Susie Buckley, of Ridgefield, CT in the Professional/Serious Amateur category and, Ennui by Charlotte Pfenning, a student at Fairfield Ludlowe High School the photograph, in the Student category.  

The jury of Smith, Seaman, and McAllister also selected a number of outstanding, honorable mention photographs including:Keep Going by Katie Pugliese; Me Myself & I by Sergio Merchan (Student); Abstract by Anthony Festa; Grain Silo by Matthew Gray, In Her Eyes by Laura Treonze; Musical Chairs by Hank Paper; Pandemic Quarantine - Week 8, by David Lubarsky;Comet Neowise with the Big Dipper Amist the Wind Mills by Lisa Cuchara; Welcome to Maine by Allie Rowland (Student), Clematis by Carol Battin; Leaf Imprint in the Path #1 by Nancy Breakstone; Eerie Tree in the Fog by Katie Nerod (Student); and Looking Out from Within by Sally Harris. 

During the virtual preview party on Friday evening, Featured Photographer Camille Seaman, shared stories of her remarkable work connecting activism, art, and nature. Select photographs from Camille’s amazing body of work will be on exhibit both inside the Museum and outside on the Museum Commons from April 17 through July 11. To learn more about Camille and her work, visit https://www.camilleseaman.com/

IMAGES 2021 is a highly-regarded exhibition that celebrates the exceptional work of talented, regional photographers. It is presented in memory of Marcia B. Saft. A former Fairfield Museum Board Member and devoted community leader and philanthropist, Marcia Saft (1945-2016) was an enthusiastic supporter of Fairfield’s history and artistic legacy. 

Congratulations to all of this year’s IMAGES 2021 Juried Show selections: 

Carolina Wren Abstract, Susie Buckley
Fog Ahead, Alexandria Donovan
Night Lights 2021, Ann Franzen
Me, Myself, and I, Sergio Merchan (Student)
Pixelated Bananas, Sergio Merchan (Student)
Keep Going, Katie Pugliese
Push through the Pain, Evan Smith (Student) 

Above, At TWA Hotel, Nancy Breakstone
Empire Abstract, Anthony Festa
Grain Silo, Matthew Gray
Gehry Wonder, Mike Harris
Circles and Triangles, Tyler Rhind
In Her Eyes, Laura Treonze 

Riverside Park, Barry Bellovin
Comet Neowise with the Big Dipper Amist the Wind Mills, Lisa Cuchara
Movement Under the Bridge, Deborah Eck
Double Arch Glows, Deborah Eck
Pandemic Quarantine – Week 8, David Lubarsky
Musical Chairs, Hank Paper
Welcome to Maine, Allie Rowland (Student)
After the Storm, Claire Van de Berghe 

Wonder of Nature, Simin Allison
Clematis, Carol Battin
Leaf Imprint In The Path #1, Nancy Breakstone
Physalia Physalis (blue bottle), Joan Frost
Winner Takes All, Samantha Heilweil
Spice, Sergio Merchan (Student)
Eerie Tree in the Fog, Katie Nerod (Student)
A Day in the Smokys, Susan Rotando 

The Big Catch, Sharyn Cannon
Jack Cusick, last days of the beard., Constance Cusick
Louis Mendes, NYC 2019, Brian Dolzani
DO the TWIST, Ellen Gould
Summertime Joy, Mike Harris
Looking Out from Within, Sally Harris
Family Forever, Cindy Iodice
Pipe Dreams, Emily Kelting
Glow, Keira McCollum (Student)
Ennui, Charlotte Pfenning (Student) 


PHOTOS: Grand Prize Winning Photographs: 

Professional/Serious Amateur category: photograph Carolina Wren by Susie Buckley, of Ridgefield, CT. 

Student category: photograph Ennui by Charlotte Pfenning, a student at Fairfield Ludlowe High School 


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